ShopNotes Magazine

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Band Saw Resawing Band Saw Resawing

Modular Workstation Modular Workstation

Table Saw Accessory Rack Table Saw Accessory Rack

Router Circle Jig Router Circle Jig


Storage Solutions

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16 / Modular Workstation

Make the most out of your shop space with this three-part storage center. Whether you build one, two, or all three pieces, you’re sure to have your tools and supplies close at hand.

Fine Tools

24 / Marking Knife

Get a better grip on your layouts with this shop-made handle for your marking knife.

Weekend Workshop

28 / Table Saw Accessory Rack

Keep all of your table saw blades, push sticks, and other accessories within easy reach with this wall rack.

Best-Built Jigs & Fixtures

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32 / Router Circle Jig

Get more from your router. This easy-to-build jig uses an ordinary lazy Susan to accurately rout circular recesses and holes.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Cove Bits

Take a closer look at these essential bits and find out how to get top-notch results.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Cam Clamps

Reduce set-up time on your shop jigs and fixtures with quick-release cam clamps.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Shop Vacuum Upgrades

Make your shop vacuum more versatile with a few low-cost accessories.

Shop Shortcuts

14 / Shop Short Cuts

Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.

Hands-On Technique

30 / Band Saw Resawing

Cutting perfect thin boards from thick stock is quick and easy. Learn the secrets.

In The Shop

38 / Choosing a Hacksaw

New frames and blades make for smoother cuts and better results.

Setting Up Shop

40 / Getting The Light Right

Everything you do in the shop starts with good lighting. Here’s what you need to know to get your shop out of the shadows.

Mastering the Table Saw

42 / Classic Cove Molding

With a little time at the table saw, you can top off your project with some great-looking cove molding. We’ll show you how.

Great Gear

46 / Snap-In Table Saw Splitters

Now, there’s no excuse not to use one. These three splitter options add a new level of safety to your saw and can be removed in seconds.

Ultimate Garage

48 / Shop Mats

Work longer and feel better. Here’s how to choose an anti-fatigue mat to make working in your shop more comfortable than ever.

50 / Q&A
52 / Scenes from the Shop